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7th ASEAN ANSYS Conference

Biopolis, Singapore

30th and 31st October 2008



The 7th ASEAN ANSYS Conference, a biennial event held by CAD-IT saw the coming together of over 150 distinguished participants and presenters from diverse industries across South East Asia. 
The speech ‘Inspiring Engineering For A Clean & Green World’, reflecting the theme of the conference, was delivered by our Guest of Honour Er. Lee Bee Wah (MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC, Deputy Chairman of the GPC for Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, President of IES, Principal Partner of LBW Consultants LLP, Honorary Fellow Member of the IStructE and Advisor to the NTU CEE Alumni). 




Er. Lee Bee Wah being received by CAD-IT's CEO Mr. Terence Chan and COO Ms. Florence Tan.


Er. Lee delivering her Keynote Address


Er. Lee receiving a certificate and gift of appreciation from Ms. Florence Tan.


Er. Lee Bee Wah’s keynote address was insightful and helpful as it offered participants a deeper understanding of the green initiatives undertaken and funding made available by the various ministries and government bodies for local companies.  Her challenge to all to be environmentally-conscious left the audience inspired to do our bit for our planet. Her green message was reinforced by a presentation on Wind Energy as a key renewable energy source by Vestas and CAD-IT’s presentation of how water resources can be more efficiently and effectively managed through the use of ANSYS.


Mr. Fadi Ben Achour, Director of Industry Marketing, Electronics, from ANSYS, Inc. and Dr. Grama Bhashyam, Corporate Fellow from ANSYS, Inc. enlightened the audience with updates on the upcoming ANSYS Release 12.0 and Industry Spotlight sessions covering ANSYS in Electronics and ANSYS in Marine.  Their talks were a key highlight of the conference for many participants as the deep knowledge and vast experience shared were invaluable.



  Mr. Fadi Ben Achour giving the ANSYS Corporate Update.  

Dr. Grama Bhashyam with the ANSYS Mechanical Solutions Update.


Dr. Srikanth Narasimalu  promoting wind energy as an alternative form of energy.



At the 7th AAC, more than 50 presentations spanning industries such as Electronics, Renewable Energy, Marine & Offshore, Automotive, Defense, Education, Research featuring the full spectrum of ANSYS applications from CFD, Structural, Thermal, Emag and Multiphysics applications were given. Participants were indeed impressed with the unparalleled breadth and unequalled depth of the ANSYS solutions, so evident in the numerous success stories shared.


The audience’s curiosity was piqued when Mr. Zamir Abdul Rashid, Applications Consultant from CAD-IT, explained how CFD simulation was used to settle a court case involving insurance claims pertaining to damages a warehouse sustained during Hurricane Katrina, once again affirming the role of engineering simulation as a means for incident reconstruction, enabling forensic scientists & engineers to discover the truth.




Mr. Shyam Dayanandan from Computational Engineering Solutions on performance-based evaluation of fire scenarios.


Mr Catur Indra Pratisto from Aalborg Industries with his findings on the internal pressure to a panel wall and buckstay.


CAD-IT's Dr. Ma Shengwei sharing how ANSYS is applicable in water technology.





Mr. Martin Faber from CEI discussing extreme visualization using EnSight.


Mr. Teoh Kuang Yee from OYL analysing flow development length using CFD.


Mr. Zamir Abdul Rashid on how CFD simulation is utilised to settle a court case.



CAD-IT’s strong partnership with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) research institutes is affirmed by the presentations and participation by many researchers from Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), Data Storage Institute (DSI) and Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC).




Dr. Lim Gnian Cher, Director of Precision Engineering Centre of Innovation (PE COI) at SIMTech, talking about adopting technology to enable growth.


Dr. Ong Eng Hong, Division Manager at the Mechatronics and Recording Channel Division of DSI, discussing Hard Disk Drive optimization.


Dr. John Yong, Program Manager of SIMTech's A*CAR Consortium, receiving a token of appreciation after sharing on automotive trends in Singapore.



Academic staff and research students from various institutions, such as National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) from Singapore, Thammasat University and Kasetsart University from Thailand, as well as University Kebangsaan Malaysia also turned out in force. A total of twelve technical presentations from these tertiary institutions were featured, a result of CAD-IT and ANSYS’ relentless support for the education sector in developing technology and industry leaders of tomorrow, savvy with the use of engineering simulation in the product development and innovation process.




Dr. Tan Cher Ming from NTU assessing the effects of component layout on power electronic circuit reliability.


Dr. Erik Birgersson from NUS elaborating on designing PEMFC stacks using FLUENT.


Mr. Sid Nuansirikomon from Thammasat University exploring air ventilation in a strawberry greenhouse.



The conference delegates had a good chance for some exciting hands-on experience with the latest Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Platform Computing solutions at the exhibition booths.  Their solutions based on cutting edge technology work with ANSYS seamlessly to enable businesses to elevate their goods and services to higher levels of quality and productivity.




The sprawling CAD-IT exhibition area.


One of the many workstations showcasing animations.


ANSYS software on the workstations for hands-on.





Platform Computing offering a scheduler that enables companies to prioritize projects that run simultaneously.


The diversity of the brochures at the CAD-IT booths made everyone stop and take notice.


ANSYS brochures showing the wide variety of applications in diverse industries.



In addition, the plethora of ANSYS brochures and demonstrations on display at the CAD-IT booth underscores the fact that ANSYS offers the widest range of engineering simulation solutions, that are proven and embraced by the largest engineering simulation community across the largest number of industry sectors in the world today.


The 7th ASEAN ANSYS Conference ended with a lucky draw with prizes sponsored by Microsoft and ANSYS as the grand finale. The top prize, Microsoft Xbox 360 with a Limited Edition of the game Halo 3 was won by Ms. Hoe Heoy Geok from University Kebangsaan Malaysia while the second prize went to Mr. Catur Indra Pratisto from Aalborg Industries. Three ANSYS ED worth U$ 250 each were also awarded to 3 lucky winners.  While the lucky draw has its winners, it is undeniable that everyone who attended the conference was a winner as well, in view of the excellent time for networking, learning and sharing.




Ms. How Heoy Geok from University Kebangsaan Malaysia being awarded  the first prize.


Participants mingling with the friendly CAD-IT staff during tea break.


Participants exchanging pointers with Mr. Fadi Ben Achour and Dr. Grama Bhashyam.


CAD-IT is grateful to all our valued guests for their presence and participation - sharing their vision for simulation in their organizations, their experience in deploying ANSYS, the challenges they faced, and benefits they derived as well as the latest trends in the engineering arena.


From the feedback received at the end of the conference, CAD-IT is greatly encouraged to know that  close to 100% of our participants have had their objectives fulfilled and nearly three-quarters would like to attend more of CAD-IT’s events in the future. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all participants and presenters for making this possible. We also look forward to an even more successful 8th AAC in the time to come



One big happy family!




The 7th ASEAN ANSYS Conference has given me the opportunity to update my knowledge in the advancement of computational capabilities as well as meet people in the simulation community.

- Prof. Ahmad Kamal Ariffin, UKM



It was a clear review of the updates for ANSYS 12.0 and there was a decent level of presentations from good speakers.

- Mr. Rahul Barve, SeaTech Solutions



It is good to have such a platform for users/ engineers from various areas to share their experiences and technologies. "Green" is a good point and we all should take note of it and take action as well.

- Mr. Wang Junhong, NUS



I enjoyed knowing that one software can be applied to various fields. By using this software, I found that we can enhance many skills and apply them.

- Ms. Sri Suhartimi Binti Shokran, Malaysian Marine & Heavy Engineering



This is a good conference for understanding the technological and industrial trends.

- Mr. Mo Yuanwen, Volex (Asia) Pte Ltd



The topics discussed were very well planned and the conference was very informative.

- Ms. Azura Sharina, Favelle Favco Cranes (M) Sdn Bhd




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